Friday, October 25, 2013

Trick-or-Treat Practice

 Faye is still not talking much, and I'm hoping we can teach her to say "Trick or Treat" by Halloween.  Miss P and Holli joined us for a practice round of Trick-or-Treating today up at the District.  Luckily we had Miss P's cute voice to win over all the store employees.

Holli made Miss P the cutest pumpkin dress!  I still can't get over how adorable the whole getup is.

I have yet to dig out Faye's costume for this year.  So, as an improvisation, Faye was a scarecrow today.

Break time to check out their loot!

We ended our Trick-or-Treating spree at Marble Slab to find our sweet Tilly ready to play!  The girls had a blast chasing each other around in circles and eating some tasty ice cream.

After ice cream and a bit of candy, the girls were on a bit of a sugar high.  We took them to a park to work off their extra energy.  Miss P enjoyed pushing sticks through the holes of the playground stairs.

Faye loves to climb up to the biggest slide at any playground, but then is content to sit up high instead of enjoying the slide.  

Luckily we still have a week to work on saying "Trick-or-Treat."  Hopefully Faye will get it down by the big day.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Birthday Get-Away

 Alan's request for his birthday was to spend time at the Stratford Family Cabin.  Luckily his birthday was the same week as fall break, so we happily trekked northward for some down time.

We stopped at the local market for supplies.  Logically, as we saw the giant pile of pumpkins, we suck out baby in the middle of them.  

It's always a good day at the cabin.  We are grateful to have had the chance to stay. The weather was perfectly crisp and plenty of leaves were on the ground to crunch.  Even better, we were joined by Samm, Amy, and their wee lass.

Faye and Kaylee happily coloring together while the grown ups played games.

 The girls loved playing in all the leaves.

After Samm and Amy's clan left we enjoyed some family time together.  We went for a walk to check out the neighboring cabins/houses.  Faye did so well running up all the hills! 

Of course, after a good walk what's better than some ice cream.  Alan taught Faye the proper way to dish out dessert.

Even though we only spent two nights at the cabin, we had a blast!  Faye was worn out from all the fun.  Luckily Woody was willing to snuggle her on the car ride home.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Pumpkin Pickin'

Oh pumpkins, how do I love thee?  When my mom and Heidi suggested a trip to the local pumpkin patch to take pictures of the girls I was ecstatic.  Unfortunately I didn't have time to run home and grab Faye a dashing outfit to wear, but there's a certain charm to Faye's excitement about the pumpkins while wearing some basic play clothes.


To the side of the pumpkin patch was a corn maze.  Faye was excited to explore, and this picture is one of my favorites from the day.